3 Tips and Recipes for the Best 'Friendsgivng'

Cure holiday stress by spending time with friends

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Friendsgiving requires nothing but good friends, good food, and good booze!

Sometimes, the holidays are a bit glorified. It’s not all smiles and laughter throughout the house. It can be overwhelming trying to make the perfect turkey, being a good guest, or spending a significant amount of time with your family. By the end of it, all you want is a break and some time spent with your friends.

There’s no better way to get excited for the holiday than with your friends by hosting your own "Friendsgiving." 

Unlike Thanksgiving, ‘Friendsgiving’ is a relaxed and small get together. You can forget about your table manners and fancy dress clothes. This is a time when putting your elbows on the table or playing board games is acceptable. And most importantly, it’s okay to get a little boozy. After all, all these recipes require wine and are recommended to go with one!

Here are three tips chef Sam Talbot and Thorny Rose Wines have paired together to give us about Friendsgiving.

Tip 1:  
Tag team! Ask guests to bring a side dish or a bottle (or two) of wine. Thorny Rose wines come with convenient twist-off caps, making them easy to pour and share anywhere.

Tip 2:
My Turkey Paillard with Cranbery Piccata Sauce recipe is an easy and delicious way to enjoy turkey on Thanksgiving without the hassle of preparing and carving a full turkey. Enjoy the juicy flavors of the turkey and cranberry with the medium-bodied and refreshing Thorny Rose Red Blend.

Tip 3:  
Add 1/4 cup of the Thorny Rose Pinot Grigio to your Mushroom Chestnut soup for an instant flavor boost!

Who knows, maybe Friendsgiving could even be better than Thanksgiving this year!

Need some inspiration on what to bring? Try making any of these dishes:

Click here for the Avocado with Blood Orange and Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Click here for the Mushroom and Chestnut Soup Recipe

Click here for the Turkey Paillards with Cranberry Piccata Sauce Recipe

For more turkey talk, visit The Daily Meal's Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving!

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